The Old Ministers House
House | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 14
The Old Ministers House is a detached country house, ideally situated at the foot of the Cairngorm mountains, in the heart of Rothiemurchus and on the banks of the River Druie. Red squirrels and birds can be watched over breakfast and there is plenty of space in the garden to watch the world go by. Aviemore is only a mile away, Inverness airport 40 mins by car and Edinburgh airport 2 hours by car.
The recently refurbished house boasts modern facilities set against contemporary Harris Tweeds and oak furniture. It features a very comfortable sitting room and dining room and a fabulous drying room. The property sleeps 10 (+ 4 children) very comfortably between five well-appointed king size en-suite bedrooms. Two of the bedrooms can be twins and one of the bedrooms is on the ground floor. In addidtion there are sofa beds in two of the bedrooms, which are suitable for children. All the bedrooms have flat screen TV's with dvd, I-pod docking stations and there is a dvd library, board games and music centre. In the kitchen there is a dishwasher, 6 ring gas range cooker with electric ovens and fridges and freezer. There is also a laundry room and internet connection is available throughout the property.
There are numerous activities available on the door step including horse riding, golf, skiing, water sports and clay pigeon shooting, to name but a few. Fishing and stalking are available on local estates.
Tesco and Asda both deliver in the area. Pets are not allowed and the property is non-smoking.
|Size||Sleeps up to 14, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Loch Morlich 6.5 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1.5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Inverness 60 km, Nearest railway: Aviemore 1.5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 5 En suites|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Dining seats for 14, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
The Scottish Highlands region
Welcome to the Cairngorms National Park
Britain's highest and most massive mountain range: its biggest native forests; spectacularly clean rivers and lochs; moorland and farmland and a stronghold for Britain's wildlife - this special place offers the warmest of welcomes whatever your interest.
Explore the Park
The Cairngorms National Park is yours to explore...there's plenty of it, plenty of ways to enjoy it and lots of people and places to make it easy for you. There's a load of different things to do. We've counted over 100 different activities taking place in one bit of the Park alone! Nowhere else in Britain has the range of landscapes all in one place that we have here, and its a big place; so there's plenty of opportunity to find something different...
The setting. Britain's highest and most massive mountain range, its biggest and best ancient forests, vast moorlands, fields and villages, rivers and lochs, red squirrels, reindeer, ospreys, eagles, wildcats in the woods...
It's easy. There are nine visitor information centres, ten ranger bases and lots more attractions and centres to help you find what's right for you - from the new visitor centre at Glenshee Pottery to a unique mini-museum in a roadside AA box.
There are literally hundreds of miles of paths and trails, maps and leaflets, hire shops, expert guides, cafes and car parks...pretty much everything you need.
There's nowhere else like the Cairngorms National Park. Explore it. Make it yours.
Facts & Figures
The Cairngorms National Park is one of 15 National Parks in the UK (one of two in Scotland) and is Britain's largest National Park. It is the location for some of the most spectacular landscapes in Britain and is home to an incredible diversity of wildlife and plants.
Did you know ...the Park is 4528 sq kilometres, which is twice the size of the Lake District and Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Parks. This is an astounding 6 per cent of the size of Scotland.
Five of the UK's highest mountains lie within the Park and there are an impressive 55 summits over 900 metres.
Wow ... 36 per cent of land is over 800 metres and 2 per cent is over 1000 metres.
You need to see it to believe it ... the Cairngorms contains the finest collection of glacial landforms outside arctic Canada - from granite tors to deposits from the Ice Ages.
The National Park is internationally designated as a protected area by the IUCN. This recognises the special relationship between nature and people.
A massive 49 per cent of the Park is designated as a Natura site and 25 per cent is designated as Sites of Scientific Importance.
The central mountain area is a rare habitat within the UK with special vegetation, insects and other animals adapted to its extreme climate.
Did you know ... the Cairngorms National Park contains the largest extent of semi-natural pine forest in the UK?
The National Park is home to 25 per cent of the UK's threatened bird, animal and plant species. Impressed??
Come and see it ... the Cairngorms National Park is the best place in the UK for Scottish crossbill which is the only unique bird to Britain.
In the Park you will also find ... pine marten, red squirrel, badger, wildcat, water vole, otter, Northern damselfy, aspen hoverfly, dark bordered beauty moth and twinflower
18,000 people call the Park their home. At 4.2 people per square kilometre, the population density is very low.
Aviemore, Ballater, Braemar, Grantown-on-Spey, Kingussie, Newtonmore and Tomintoul are the major centres of population in the Park.
Get active ... an amazing per cent of the economy within the Park is tourism related. This includes ski-ing, walking, fishing, shooting and stalking.
... at least 1.4m people visit the Park every year.
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